Isabela Lacreta


Isabela Lacreta


Paris | 32 rue de Monceau, Paris, France 75008
+33 1 57 57 8095 | +33 1 57 57 80 81


Isabela Lacreta* focuses her practice on international arbitration and litigation. 

In 2018, Ms. Lacreta was listed among the "Future Leaders of Arbitration" by Who's Who Legal and recognized for having “years of experience on both international and domestic cases” and being “excellent at all areas of arbitration law." Her writing on arbitration has been published in the CBAr’s and ABEArb’s “Report on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards,” Revista de Direito Empresarial (ReDE) and The CAM-CCBC Arbitration Rules 2012: A Commentary

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Lacreta was a senior associate at a boutique law firm specializing in dispute resolution in São Paulo, Brazil. She also acted as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals on several arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the ICC and Brazilian institutions.


  • Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo , B.A., Law, 2010, with Honors
  • Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, Master’s Degree, Litigation, Arbitration and ADR (Contentieux, Arbitrage et MARC), 2013, Eiffel Excellence Scholarship (Bourse d´Excellence Eiffel)
  • *Admitted in Brazil only
  • A Brazilian import and distribution corporation in an ICC arbitration against a major U.S. home goods supplier.
  • An Argentinian manufacturer of wind power turbines in an ICC arbitration arising from a supply, installation and maintenance of wind turbines agreement.
  • A hotel owner in an ICC arbitration against a major international franchise manager.
  • A Brazilian sugar and alcohol company in a CAM-CCBC arbitration arising from a consortium agreement regarding the generation of energy from biomass.
  • A Brazilian football club in an ad hoc arbitration against a concessionary having rights to explore a sports arena.
  • A distributor in an ICDR arbitration against a major automotive vehicles and agriculture machines manufacturer.
  • An electric energy transmission company in a CAM-BOVESPA arbitration against a public entity in a dispute arising from a stakeholder agreement, a purchase of social quotas agreement and the construction of a transmission line.
  • A Brazilian real estate investment fund in a FGV arbitration in a corporate dispute.
  • Administrative Secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal in an ICC international arbitration in a dispute between partners of a thermoelectric generating plant involving a state entity.
  • Administrative Secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal in an ICC arbitration in a dispute involving state companies regarding the construction of a train line.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem (CBAr)
  • Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC YAF)
  • Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA -40)
  • Brazilian Center of Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA), Arbitrator
Speaking Engagements
  • The Arbitral Tribunal´s Duty and Power to Address corruption the real limits to raise and investigate corruption allegations – ICC 1st Iberian Arbitration Day, Lisbon, Portugal (May 20th, 2019) 
  • Contribution of Brazilian Practice to International Arbitration – CBAr´s event during the Paris Arbitration Week, Paris, France (April 2nd, 2019) – member of the organizing committee
  • How to Build a Career in Arbitration – 4th ICC YAF Regional Conference, Lisbon, Portugal (June 30th, 2018)
  • The Role of Arbitral Institutions in Arbitral Proceedings: The external vision: what counsels have to say regarding the role of institutions in arbitral proceedings? - CBMA and ICC YAF’s Joint Event, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 9th, 2017)